What to do if you spilled water on your laptop

I know, you don’t want to think about spilling water on your laptop. You probably tell yourself that it will never happen to you, as you’re always so careful.

But still, if it happens, do you know what to do?

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My SteelSeries Siberia V2 Headphones

I pulled the trigger, on the SteelSeries Siberia V2 headphones, after both my Logitech G330‘s and my FutureSoundLab Zero headphones died around the same time. To be fair, the G330’s lasted for over 4 years, and may have lasted even longer if I used the travel case.

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CyanogenMod 11 – Why did I wait so long?

What is CyanogenMod ?

It’s an open source operating system that is based on Android, and usually optimizes the functions that Android offers out of the box. It’s faster and a lot closer to vanilla Android.
Out of the box it comes with some new apps and replaces others, but I haven’t found any of them that aren’t useful or good, so it shows that they have put a lot of thought into this.

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Feedly is under a DDoS attack

Feedly, the popular and free RSS service cannot be accessed for several hours because of a DDoS attack. The attackers are demanding money to stop the attack.

The danger of paying DDoS blackmailers is that you’re only encouraging them to attack you more, perhaps increasing their financial demands next time, so Feedly is really doing the right thing here by sticking to their guns.

What is a DDoS attack?

A DDoS (distributed denial of service) can be made in several different ways. For example, it’s called a DoS (denial of service attack) if a server has enough bandwitdh and enough resources, it can open thousands of connections to my blog and probably bring it down because it is effectively drowning it in requests.

With Feedly however, it is probably a botnet, which is a network of infected computers controlled by somebody. This network can have thousands of computers that receive the command to attack Feedly.com at the same time. This is the DDoS, as it’s distributed.

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Shrturl.co will haunt your clicks

The Next Web reports about Shrturl.co and their maybe innocent fun?

It works like this: you visit shrturl.co, enter a page URL and press the big ‘Edit’ button. You’ll be redirected to a framed version of the target site which you can edit. You can change the text, add an image and do pretty much anything you want. When you are done improving (or defacing) your page you press ‘Save & Finish’ and you’ll get a custom shrturl.co pointing to your edited page.

Source: The Next Web

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